Beard and moustache is also substantial for men in terms of self-confidence and appearance as much as healthy hair is for a man’s appearance. However, in some cases, men cannot have beard and moustache as dense as they desire.
According to the figures published by International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) in 2008, there has been a rise at the rate of 110% in beard and moustache transplantation in Turkey and geographies close to this country in last 5 years.
What is the reason for beard and moustache loss?
The distribution, quality and density of the beard and moustache are completely under the control of genes. After puberty, beard hairs become thick in three years period and take their terminal forms. Whiskers preserve characteristic features when there is not a substantial change in testosterone levels.
Extracting new hairs in the areas without hair cannot be solved with cosmetic or through medications yet. This case is valid for beard and moustache. The solution for that is beard and moustache transplantation.
Beard and moustache loss may occur depending on dermatologic disorders as well as autoimmune diseases. Hormonal imbalances create the heaviest case beside from these. When testosterone falls under threshold in men, it must be controlled. Beard loss can also be observed in “Alopecia Areta” named disease. The treatment of beard loss originating from Areata is not beard transplantation but dermatologic treatment of skin.
Who is eligible for the beard and moustache hair transplantation?
Beard and moustache hair transplantation can be performed after 20’s, when basal hormone levels are settled.
For those who would like to grow sideburn or stubble, however, have irregular or less hair growth on the relevant facial parts, this method is preferred.
Beard and moustache hair transplantation can be applied on all healthy men, who suffer from partially bald or completely bald patches on their faces. It is also possible to transplant beard and moustache hairs on the scarred areas on the face.
How is the beard and moustache hair transplantation done?
Everyone with hair follicle is eligible for beard-moustache hair transplant. Hair follicles are removed from the area hosting thin hairs between two ears and just above the nape and ears, and the procedure starts.
Same as in the hair transplantation, those who agree to be shaved for the beard and moustache hair transplantation procedure, are shaved with FUE, and those who would not like to be close - shaved are shaved with FUT method.
The tissue healing in small scabs on the transplantation day, retrieves its previous appearance without any scar after 1 week. No severe pain or ache is expected after this operation, which also applies for the hair transplantation.
Approximately eight or ten weeks after the procedure, the results start to show. It would not be possible to tell the difference between the hair strand transplanted in the beard or moustache area from the existing beard and moustache hair with the naked eye.